I am going to be in Bangalore for 9 days. I would like to visit Mysore during my stay. I would appreciate any information regarding the best way to get there from Bangalore and the best place to stay in Mysore when you are on a budget. I would also love any information regarding yoga in Mysore.
I have been to Mysore twice traveling from Bangalore. First time I was part of a bigger group. We had driver to Mysore and took train back. That was long back, so dont remember much, but think we booked the train tickets the same day. The last time I rented driver with two friends and enjoyed that. It takes about 3 hours to drive, depending on the traffic. There are some nice places to stop on the way, so I recommend it. Call just dial, tell them what you are looking for, and people offering this service will call you and give you prices. If you get a driver, stop at Kamat on the way for breakfast/lunch. If I remember correctly we paid around 4000 INR for a trip B'lore - Mysore - B'lore.
Guessing the best budget option for transport is to take auto to Majestic bus stand, take local bus to Mysore. I would do that if I was spending more time in Mysore. But personally I would prefer spending time in B'lore and take day trip to Mysore.
I cant help you with the yoga in Mysore. Only stayed in Siddhart Hotel in Mysore. Years ago, so dont remember the tariff.
Welcome to India.
Hey I am a native of Karnataka.
Bangalore to Mysore - Travel - Bus - Volvo air conditioned buses - 300INR - 400INR - frequency of buses would be 30minutes.
Train - Shatabdi express - costing not more than 500INR - this train is available once a day. There are also other trains shuttling between Bangalore and Mysore. You can book your train - www.irctc.co.in
Personal Taxi - Bangalore - Mysore - Bangalore would cost you 2500 INR - 4000 INR.
Places to stay in Mysore - Hotel Sandesh The Prince, Hotel Dasaprakash.
Places to visit in Mysore - The Mysore Palace, Chamundi Temple, Brindavan Gardens, St Philomena's Church.
Places to eat (some traditional food) - Do try the traditional banana leaf meal and some Mysore masala dosa.
Yoga in Mysore - www.mysoreyoga.org (Understanding that you are in India only for 9 days, you can try their Introductory course)
Hope this is of help to you! I would love to help you with anything more you need.